The settlement text:
Filed under 11/15 Eviction, Digital Archive, Michael
I could not refrain from commenting. Perfectly written!|
The Occupy raids back in 2011 were exemplary of the gross misconduct by the NYPD which is being exposed day by day. It fits the very definition of what it is to be “American” to stand up for what you believe in. These kids took to the streets to stand up to a Corporate America which has pillaged out Middle Class while not paying their own way through Corporate Welfare and Tax Exemptions. In return, they were beaten, pepper sprayed and had their belongings destroyed by the guys who are paid to protect them. Our Law Enforcement have been turned into another arm of Wall Street which you can read more about at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-privatized-police-state.html with some artwork which says “F*ck the Police!”
Yes, books were damaged or lost. Yes, concomitant furnishing were damaged or lost. Yes, due care should be taken when personal property is removed and procedures must be followed.
But that is irrelevant because that is not the issue. The issue is that the “librarians” ADANDONED the material. It was no longer their personal property because they relinquished their ownership of that material. Besides, if it’s the “people’s” “library,” then there essentially is no ownership anyway, but that’s an aside.
The point is the “librarians” abandoned the material so it was no longer their personal property. Admitting that personal property should be treated with due care is nice, but it was no longer their personal property.
And had the case gone to trial, that would have been their big hurdle they would not have been able to surmount.
Frankly, this is a win for the City and the taxpayers, getting out of this nuisance suit so cheaply.
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